In the first episode of his new monthly podcast “In the Rough,” Sports Illustrated golf writer Alan Shipnuck talked with Jim “Bones” Mackay, the man well known as Phil Mickelson’s caddie.
The first topic discussed was 2015 Masters champion Jordan Spieth, but the conversation quickly turned to Mackay’s boss, Mickelson, and the funny, lesser-known stories from 25-plus years as a team.
Among those stories was Mackay listing off the best shots of Mickelson’s career. Some were obvious, like the pine-straw approach from the final round of the 2010 Masters tournament, but others were much more surprising, like some from more than a decade ago.
One of the shots was Mickelson’s 8-iron into the 18th green on Sunday of the 2004 Masters. You can see that shot at the 2:20 mark of the video below.
We won’t spoil the rest of the shots for you. Listen to Mackay’s complete roundup of Mickelson’s best shots at the 8:05 mark of the podcast below.